Established in 1946, Garanti Bank is Turkey’s second largest private bank with consolidated assets of more than TL 423 billion (USD 75.4 billion) as of March 31, 2019. Garanti has been adding value to the Turkish economy with the synergy created with its majority shareholder BBVA since 2010. As of June 2019, the Bank continues its operations as Garanti BBVA.
Garanti BBVA is an integrated financial services group operating in every segment of the banking sector including corporate, commercial, SME, payment systems, retail, private and investment banking together with its subsidiaries in pension and life insurance, leasing, factoring, brokerage and asset management, besides international subsidiaries in the Netherlands and Romania.
As of March 31, 2019, Garanti BBVA provides a wide range of financial services to its close to 16.7 million customers with 18,295 employees through an extensive distribution network of 922 domestic branches, 7 foreign branches in Cyprus and one in Malta, and 3 international representative offices in Düsseldorf and Shanghai. Garanti BBVA offers an omni-channel convenience with seamless experience across all channels with 5,197 ATMs, an award winning Call Center, internet, mobile and social banking platforms, all built on cutting-edge technological infrastructure.
Moving forward to maintain sustainable growth by creating value for all its stakeholders, Garanti BBVA builds its strategy on the principles of always approaching its customers in a “transparent”, “clear” and “responsible” manner, improving customer experience continuously by offering products and services that are tailored to their needs. Its competent and dynamic human resources, uninterrupted investments in technology, innovative products and services offered with strict adherence to quality and customer satisfaction carry Garanti BBVA to a leading position in the Turkish banking sector.
Implementing an advanced corporate governance model that promotes the Bank’s core values, Garanti BBVA has Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (BBVA) as its majority shareholder with 49.85% share. Its shares publicly traded in Turkey, and its depositary receipts in the UK and the USA, Garanti BBVA has an actual free float of 50.07% in Borsa Istanbul as of March 31, 2019.
Garanti BBVA’s constantly improving business model is driven by its strategic priorities focused on responsible and sustainable development, customer experience, employee happiness, digitalization, optimal capital utilization and efficiency. Its custom-tailored solutions and wide product variety play a key role in reaching TL 323.2 billion (USD 57.6 billion) loans and non-cash loans. Garanti BBVA’s capital generative, disciplined and sustainable growth strategy that strictly adheres to solid asset quality enables the Bank to move forward strongly. Its effective risk management through world-class integrated management of financial and non-financial risks and organizational agility in capturing new opportunities result in sustainable value creation for all its stakeholders.
Moreover, Garanti BBVA creates shared value and drives positive change through lending based on impact investment, as well as strategic partnerships and community programs focusing on material issues for both Garanti BBVA and its stakeholders.